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The Cold Hard Facts of Life

Porter Wagoner

Initial release : 2008

Bear Family

A 3 CD digipack comprising six albums released between 1966 and 1970.


CD 1;

  • Men with Broken Hearts (Williams)
  • I Just Came to Smell the Flowers (McAlprin)
  • May You Never Be Alone (Williams)
  • Skid Row Joe (Hart)
  • Take Me Back and Try Me One More Time (Tubb)
  • How Far Down Can I Go? (Barney / Howard)
  • I'm a Long Way from Home (Cochran)
  • Confessions of a Broken Man (Anderson)
  • My Tears Are Overdue (Hart)
  • I've Been Down That Road Before (Williams)
  • Thy Burdens Are Greater Than Mine (King)
  • My Last Two Tens (McAlpin)
  • Boston Jail (Sean / Stough)
  • The Convict and the Rose (Chapin / King)
  • I Relived My Life Today (McAlprin)
  • I'm Just Here to Get My Baby out of Jail (Davis / Taylor)
  • Let Me In (Crysler)
  • The Big River Train (Mullins)
  • The Snakes Crawl at Night (Burch / Tills)
  • They're All Going Home But One (Davis / Taylor)
  • Folsom Prison (Cash)
  • Soul of a Convict (Sovine)
  • Green Green Grass of Home (Putman)
  • (I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle (Davis / Williams)
CD 2;
  • The First Mrs. Jones (Anderson)
  • Words and Music (Bulla)
  • The Cold Hard Facts of Life (Anderson)
  • Sleep (Clement)
  • Hundred Dollar Funeral (McAlpin)
  • If I Could Only Start Over (Bradshaw)
  • Tragic Romance (Grandpa Jones)
  • Try Being Lonely (McCormick / Trenet)
  • I'll Get Ahead Some Day (Magaha)
  • I Just Can't Let You Say Goodbye (Nelson)
  • Shopworn (Harris)
  • Julie (Jennings)
  • Wino (Parton / Wagoner)
  • Daddy and the Wine (Crysler)
  • Swinging Doors (Haggard)
  • The Bottom of the Bottle (Young)
  • In the Shadows of the Wine (Rose)
  • She Burnt the Little Roadside Tavern Down (Howard)
  • The Bottle Let Me Down (Haggard)
  • One Dime for the Wine (Putman)
  • Wine (Tillis)
  • Turn the Juke Box Up Louder (Morse)
  • I Threw Away the Rose (Haggard)
  • Bottle, Bottle (Kingston)
CD 3;
  • The World Needs a Washin' (Cochran / Trent)
  • Banks of the Ohio (Fold)
  • Sing Me Back Home (Haggard)
  • Barefoot Nellie (Davis / Reno)
  • Sorrow Overtakes the Wine (McCord)
  • Black Jack's Bar (Driftwood)
  • The Carroll County Accident (Ferguson)
  • Rocky Top (Bryant)
  • Your Mother's Eyes (Tillis)
  • King of the Cannon County Hills (Jones)
  • I Lived So Fast and Hard (Parton)
  • Fallen Leaves (Grandpa Jones)
  • Here's a Toast to Mama (Owens / Price)
  • Sidewalks of Chicago (Kirby)
  • The Silent Kind (Wagoner)
  • The Alley (Parton)
  • The Town Drunk (Owens)
  • Mama (Aldridge)
  • Bottle of Wine (Paxton)
  • One More Dime (Parton)
  • I Judged a Man (Mullins)
  • When I Drink My Wine (Parton)
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The 3 CD set collects together 6 LPs.

The tracks on CD 1 were originally released on;

The tracks on CD 2 were originally released on; The tracks on CD 3 were originally released on;
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